by Reece Robertson
Photo by Lê Tân
back the noise
"Thanks to a global
world that makes information abundant, it isn't hard to become
exposed to other ways of life. However, you must realize quickly
that most of the information online is complete trash."
Benjamin P. Hardy
The Internet age of the 21st century
has brought a cascade of information toppling down upon the world.
From the comfort of your couch, you can now access more information
than ever before:
you can read Trumps
latest tweet, check the weather half across the world or even
see what's happening on Mars.
In fact, I would say it
is doing the exact opposite. Most of the information around you is
entirely unimportant and ultimately destructive.
Hence why John C. Maxwell has said,
overestimate the unimportance of practically everything."
in the world is noise. It is noise designed to distract you,
misconstrue your aims, and keep you stuck and confused in life.
Thus, if you want to think clearly and powerfully, you need a
filtering system. You need a way to purify your thoughts in
order to have true clarity and focus.
This article is going to help you do just that.
Ready? Here we go...
Information that Doesn't Support the Person You Want to Become
information that enables and empowers you to achieve your goals
and to live your highest standards in life."
Benjamin P. Hardy
While it can seem
important to keep up with the current events or check out what's
happening with your friends
More likely than not,
it's probably leading to more jealousy, confusion, and misery than
it is actually helping you.
As one interesting study once
"Watching just three
minutes of negative news in the morning makes viewers 27 percent
more likely to report having a bad day six to eight hours
If you want to live
powerfully and congruently, you need to get very clear about
where you want to go and then avoid any information
that doesn't support you in getting there.
You need to remove the complexity from your life, and you need be
willing to look clueless about a few things.
"If you wish to
improve, be content to be seen as ignorant or clueless about
Photo by Daniel Jensen
Advice from People Who Know How to Live the Life You Want
"Advice is one thing
that is freely given away, but watch that you take only what is
George S. Clason
While you'll often be
faced with a barrage information and people telling you exactly
how to live or what you need to do in order to be
The best thing you can do for your success is to stop
letting other people dictate your life.
You don't need the doubt, limitations, or unsolicited advice from
anyone who doesn't know how to get where you're going.
As Michael Ellsberg said in his book
The Education of Millionaires,
"You can do anything
The people who are
professing to be 'experts,' telling you what you can and can't
do in life and how to do it, are just a bunch of fucking
The model that
society teaches you to become successful is highly flawed."
You don't escape the
highly flawed model of success by never taking advice. In fact, you
want to take all the advice you can get, but you need to be
highly selective about who you take that advice from.
As a rule, you should only ever take advice from people who know
how to live the life you want...
"If you're not sure
about someone's credibility, just look at their life."
The world is full of information, advice, and all sorts of other
nonsense. However, in order to have true clarity and a deeper
satisfaction for life, you need to discern yourself from most of it.
You need to stop sabotaging yourself with destructive Internet
links and be deliberate about avoiding any information that
doesn't support the person you want to become.
As a rule, you should only ever take advice from people who know how
to live the life you want...